THETA SC by Ricoh 360-Degree Camera
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- 360° photos and videos in one single shot
- Easy viewing of images and videos by swiping and pinching inthe app on your smartphone
- Sharing on social networks, dedicated websites or Google Maps and Google +TM via your smartphone
- High speed Wi-Fi transfer
- Possibility to create original RICOH THETA apps via API/SDK
- Four body colours (white, pink, beige, blue)
Developed as the standard-class model of the popular RICOH THETA series, this 360-degree camera provides outstanding usability even for first-time 360-degree camera users and a full range of basic features and solid specifications.
Since the RICOH THETA was first launched on the market in 2013 as the world’s first 360-degree camera, *1 it has been used in a variety of visual fields. It’s an exceptional imaging tool, with fully spherical images creating unique, completely unexpected visual expression. Launched in 2015 as a high-end model, the RICOH THETA S has satisfied user demands for higher image quality and more specialized business applications. Because of this, it has been received exceptionally well by both photographers and business users—people with a keen interest in 360-degree imaging.
Developed as a standard-class model of the series, the new RICOH THETA SC provides casual, effortless enjoyment of 360-degree imaging, and also signifies the arrival of a new era of virtual reality. While retaining the high level of image quality provided by the RICOH THETA S using a high-performance CMOS image sensor and large-aperture lens, this mid-class model is designed to be lighter in weight than previous models.
The RICOH THETA SC allows users to easily transfer captured 360-degree images to smartphones and tablet computers. It also lets them upload their images to the theta360.com dedicated website and then share them on social networks, or upload360-degree videos directly to Facebook and YouTube.
The RICOH THETA SC also offers a choice of four body colors (blue, beige, pink and white), making it your personalized imaging tool, one to enjoy every day, everywhere.
1- High-resolution, fully spherical images
The RICOH THETA SC delivers high-resolution, fully spherical images with an approximately 14.0 effective megapixel output,
thanks to the combination of two outstanding components: bright, large-aperture twin-lens folded optics (with the same F2.0
maximum aperture as that of a high-end model), and a large image sensor. Together they capture beautiful 360-degree images
with minimal noise, even when shooting night scenes. The photographer can also make a range of settings via a WiFi-synchronized
smartphone or tablet computer, thanks to a completely redesigned user interface that provides intuitive operation through a
The RICOH THETA SC allows the user to upload the spherical images they have captured to the theta360.com dedicated website,
then share them on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. It is also possible to submit captured videos
to 360-degree channels such as Google MapsTM, Google+TM and YouTubeTM.
2- High-resolution, fully spherical videos
The RICOH THETA SC captures high-resolution, fully spherical videos at Full HD quality (1920 x 1080 recorded pixels, 30 frames
per second) for a maximum duration of five minutes (after a synthesizing process). Its user can effortlessly create flawless videos
on a smartphone or tablet computer, without the need of a personal computer. The user can easily change the image size,
shape and composition of videos with simple fingertip operation. And, by employing the dedicated THETA+Video image-editing
applications,*2 the user can very easily edit captured videos.
Just like fully spherical still images, the RICOH THETA SC users can upload their edited videos (a maximum data capacity of 5MB)
to the theta360.com dedicated website, and share them on social networks.
*2. THETA+ Video applications operate on iOS8.0. or later, or Android 4.4 or later. Proper operation is not guaranteed with all mobile devices.
3- 360-degree Live-view display
When synchronized with a smartphone or tablet computer, the RICOH THETA SC provides
Live-view display (still images only) on the device’s monitor. This allows the user to
check the outcome of various setting changes on the Live-view screen during shooting.
The camera provides a choice of two display modes: Full Screen and Panorama.
4- Stylish, easy-to-operate body design
The RICOH THETA SC is equipped with an LED indicator on its front panel for at-aglance
confirmation of the current mode, and a still-image/video switching button on the
side panel. They let users operate the camera smoothly and unerringly even when it is
disconnected from a smartphone or tablet computer.
5- Other features
• A large internal memory (approx. 8GB) for storage of approximately 1,600 still
images (at L image size)
• Minimum start-up time lag of 1.5 seconds
• Self-timer function, with a delay time selectable from a smartphone or tablet
• Interval shooting function, convenient for creating time-lapse videos
• THETA+ applications usable to edit still images and export image data files for printing
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